William T. Quinlan, 90
Marlborough - William T. “Bill” Quinlan, 90, died Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2013 after a short period of failing health. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late James T. and Theresa (Curran) Quinlan, and lived there all of his life. He was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1942.
After high school, Mr. Quinlan enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S Croatan during WWII. For many years, he was a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger in the Marlborough area, and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Parish.
Mr. Quinlan is survived by one nephew, John Colacchio and his wife Judy of Marlborough; one niece, Patricia Patulak and her husband Gerard of Milford; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen Colacchio, and a brother, James Quinlan.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m., from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St.Marlborough, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St. Burial will be private. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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